Africa

25.02.2015 Redaccion Ecuador

Telephone shutdown in R.D. Congo puts women in danger

Telephone shutdown in R.D. Congo puts women in danger

Words and photos by LolaMora Productions Between the 20th of January and the 8th of February, Gislaine’s income dropped by 50 dollars a day – usually she takes between 70 and 90 dollars – from her business recharging mobile phones. The blame for this loss fell on the government which … »

24.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Swaziland – fit (only) for a king

Swaziland – fit (only) for a king

Mbabane, Swaziland – Swaziland is as poor as a church mouse, and from the standpoint of size, just as small. The country is very close to South Africa in every way, and some people in South Africa at one stage suggested that, since Swaziland is almost inside South Africa, why … »

22.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

South Africa still hit by load shedding

South Africa still hit by load shedding

South Africa – The giant electricity supplier of South Africa Eskom is switching off the lights left and right to households and businesses. This process of load shedding hits both private and public sectors, and occurs at specific time schedules per day 7 days a week and has done since the … »

20.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Maseru, Lesotho – The current government of national unity in Lesotho will come to an end later this month February 2015. The mountain kingdom of Lesotho is a small country under the leadership of His Majesty King Letsie ‘The Third’ as a head of the State and the Basotho nation, … »

19.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Weapon of the Global Elite » Wildlife, Forest Crime One of Largest Organized Criminal Activities, alongside Trafficking of Drugs, Arms, Humans

Weapon of the Global Elite » Wildlife, Forest Crime One of Largest Organized Criminal Activities, alongside Trafficking of Drugs, Arms, Humans

Human Wrongs Watch 17 February 2015 – Once an emerging threat, wildlife and forest crime has today transformed into one of the world’s largest transnational organized criminal activities, alongside the trafficking of drugs, arms and humans. With the involvement of organized criminal groups, the industrial-level operations have been devastating: … »

12.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

African Children Subjected to Distressing Levels of Violence

African Children Subjected to Distressing Levels of Violence

Human Wrongs Watch African girls and boys continue to be subjected to distressing levels of physical, sexual and emotional violence despite the significant legal and policy measures adopted throughout the region, according to a new United Nations-backed report. Launched on 11 February 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York, … »

09.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Human Wrongs Watch On the International Day , marked every year on 6 February, and this year focused on ending the ‘medicalization’ of the procedure, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on health workers around the world to eliminate what he called a ‘deeply harmful’ practice.  “Change is coming … »

08.02.2015 Milena Rampoldi

Mauritania: fighting against slavery

Mauritania: fighting against slavery

The manifesto of ProMosaik e.V supports the organisation’s fights against injustice, slavery, exploitation, human trafficking, poverty, and ignorance. Concerning slavery up to now, ProMosaik e.V’s book project focusses on Mauritania, where slavery still exists in society; also on slavery in post-modern times in general and about slavery in Mauritania in … »

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